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Liquor store owners get jail time in food-stamp fraud case

3:09 PM, Jun. 15, 2013
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The former owners of a liquor store on Green Bay's northeast side will serve jail time as well as probation for running a food stamp fraud operation out of their store.

"The system was designed to help people, and you were entrusted with this," Brown County Circuit Judge Tammy Jo Hock told Gurnek and Gurdeep Basanti, owners of the former Beach Road Liquor, 1020 N. Irwin Ave. "This was a complete violation of that trust."

The Basantis let customers buy liquor and cigarettes with their county-issued "Quest" cards, which is a forbidden use under the food stamp rules, court records say. They also ...

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